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GOP Puts Spotlight on Feckless Senate Democrats

Arby Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 3:23 PM
In my opinion, it is not about "strategies." It is about yelling and screaming louder, and pointing more fingers, than the opposition. Several people on this article thread have pointed to the fact that the Republicans fail every time to effectively SLAM the left for every preposterous and lying statement they make. They fail every time to get their message out and to unmask the progressives for what they are -- spenders and taxers who don't care WHOSE MONEY it is, as long as it isn't theirs. They need to get very vocal very soon or this country is dead in the water.
Have the House Republicans come up with a winning strategy on the debt ceiling and spending cuts? Or just a viable one? Maybe so.

They certainly need one that is at least the latter, if not the former. Barack Obama is up in the polls since the election, as most re-elected presidents have been. The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows him with 52 percent approval and 44 percent disapproval. Other public polls have similar results.

In contrast, the NBC/WSJ poll reports that only 26 percent have positive feelings about the Republican Party and 51 negative feelings. Toward Speaker John...